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Super Mysterious Robotics Grab Bag and Junkbot Competition!

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

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The Super Mysterious Robotics Grab Bag is a way for us to clean house and say thank you to our customers. Sometimes we end up with a surplus of parts that we just don’t know what to do with, so now we’re giving it away on the cheap! The Super Mysterious Robotics Grab Bag always comes with a large workbench, duino mount, RobotGeek LED Driver, RobotGeek Rotation Knob, RobotGeek Pushbutton, RobotGeek Sensor Shield, and the hardware you’ll need to mount it. What else is in the box? Everything from that point is a mystery. You’ll get well over $150 (retail) worth of robot parts to kick your creative processes into high gear!

Junkbot Competition:

We wanted to do something fun with this, so we’re going to have a junkbot competition! Winner takes a $200 Trossen Robotics Gift Card, and all the glory of having made a cute/funny/cool robot using a randomized selection of parts!

How to enter:

  • Purchase the Super Mysterious Robotics Grab Bag, and keep your order number
  • Build a robot that makes use of the parts in the Grab Bag
  • Put a video, pictures, blog post, or any other media you can think of that displays the best qualities of your robot online and send us a link at trsupport@trossenrobotics.com with the subject line “Junkbot Competition”

Win!

  • A winner will be selected on September 26, so have your bot made and shared with us by then.
  • Winner will receive notification of their win, a $200 Trossen Robotics Gift Card, and a blog post showing off their creation!

New Kits, Microcontrollers, and Sensors from DFRobot!

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

New in stock, we have Kits, Microcontrollers, and Sensors from DFRobot! Let’s take a quick look!


Turtle Chassis Arduino Starter Kit

The Turtle Mobile Platform is a low cost robotic chassis just waiting for you to add a microcontroller and sensors! If you’re looking for a kit that will guide you through the first steps of physical computing, the DFRobot Beginner Arduino Kit has you covered!


Romeo V2 Bluno 2A Motor Shield

We now carry two new microcontrollers, the Romeo V2 and the Bluno! The Romeo V2 has sensor pin breakouts onboard allowing you to easily add DFRobot and RobotGeek Sensors, as well as a motor driver built in! The Bluno works as would be expected of a standard Arduino UNO, however, it packs built in Bluetooth!


Fingerprint Scanner OLED UART Temperature and Humidity Sensor

We have a ton of new sensors for you to check out, so make sure to take a look!

New RobotGeek I/O Boards and Kits!

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

We have 4 new RobotGeek I/O Boards, a new spin on an old knob, a bigger screen, and a cost effective kit for the classroom that you’ve just got to see!


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RGirTrans-aRobotGeek IR Transmitter
RGirRec-aRobotGeek IR Receiver

Want to make your project kick into gear when life turns up the heat? The RobotGeek Temperature Sensor can feel its way through! With the 3-pin Sensor Cable standard, you can easily connect this to your project and start reading the temperature! Use it to activate your air conditioner, control the temperature in a cold frame, log the temperature of a greenhouse, or to monitor the temperature of a pie on the windowsill! The options are limitless and the temperature is accounted for.

Wish you could display visual elements of your project on a standard television? Unleash your vision on the screen with the RobotGeek RCA Board! This board will allow you to hook your Arduino up to any screen with a standard RCA Jack! With another board, you can output video and sound. This is a slick way to show off sensor readings, and can even be used to make rudimentary game consoles!

Want your next project to send a clear signal? The RobotGeek IR Transmitter can send data to various devices in your sights! Use it to control your TV, or send signals to another ~duino outfitted with a RobotGeek IR Receiver!

Want a simple untethered control solution for your next project? The RobotGeek IR Receiver has you in its line of sight! This infrared receiver will pick up signal from any remote that sends an infrared signal, or can receive from another ~duino sending signals with the RobotGeek IR Transmitter!


 

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Want to make a dial that clearly displays the setting of a knob, like in fancy car stereos and sequencers? The RobotGeek Rotation Knob with Neopixel Ring Display is here for you! With a bright and clear 12 RGB LED NeoPixel ring nicely mounted with a RobotGeek Rotation Knob in the center, there are a ton of ways to enhance your next project! The mount is matched with the centimeter grid pattern, compatible with All RobotGeek Workbenches.


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The RobotGeek 4 Line LCD w/ Mount is a perfect screen for your next project! With twice the space of the original RobotGeek LCD, you can easily display scrolling lists, paragraphs of text, or even make a tile-based game! The display can be easily mounted to projects and Workbenches. The bottom has the standard RobotGeek 1cm X 1cm grid making all RobotGeek products compatible with each other.


 

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The RobotGeek Classroom Experimenter’s Kit offers the widest range of arduino learning flexibility with the lowest barrier to entry to date! This kit is designed to move students entirely through the first 7 Chapters of RobotGeek 101, which covers the basics of building, wiring, and coding in an arduino environment! This is a fantastic way to get started, learning about things like Serial Communication, Digital I/O, Analog Input, PWM, and Servo Control.

New Product – More RobotGeek Workbenches

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
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RobotGeek Workbenches have been a staple of the RobotGeek system since the beginning, so we’ve given them some love and attention. Listening to the will of the people, we’ve made workbenches in more sizes and colors than ever before! You can get a patriotic set of Red, White, and Blue workbenches, or keep it classy with a black satin finish bench. Let’s talk about the new bench sizing:

RobotGeek Small Workbench
  • The smallest workbench we offer. Great for small projects, awesome for stacking.
  • 16 X 15 CM
RobotGeek Large Workbench
RobotGeek Double Wide Workbench
  • This workbench is twice as wide as the Large Workbench, giving a good amount of room for a project with displays and sliders.
  • 44 X 21 CM
RobotGeek Mega Workbench
  • This workbench is a kit of two Double Wide Workbenches with Joiner Brackets. If you have a project that can fill a table, this bench is for you.
  • 44 X 42 CM
RobotGeek Workbench Joiner Brackets
  • If you already have a bunch of RobotGeek Workbenches and you’d like to make them into one giant bench, these Joiner Brackets make it a breeze.
  • 2 per pack, with bolts
RobotGeek Geekbot V2 Deck
  • The Geekbot got an upgrade, so we are now offering the top deck for rad customization, or if you just prefer circles to rectangular benches.
  • 265mm Diameter

That’s all for now!

New Product – GeekBot V2!

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
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The GeekBot has evolved! Introducing the RobotGeek Geekbot V2 Basic Kit. The Basic Kit has everything you need to build a fully programmable rover robot, while the Core Kit gives you the battery, the chassis, and the servos to build a geekbot with your own Arduino board.

The GeekBot Rover is a highly flexible wheeled rover created from the ground up to be completely modular and easy to customize. Powered by two high speed continuous turn robot servos, GeekBot has a strong payload capability of 1kg/2.2lbs and moves fast at up to 0.4Mps / 1.3fps. Each Geekbot comes with a 4400mah 7.4V rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, allowing your Geekbot to run for hours! Integrated protection circuitry protects the battery from under/over voltage. Each kit comes with a wall-charger so you can recharge your battery when it runs low.

New Product – Lithium Ion Battery and Charger

Monday, February 1st, 2016
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In the process of making robots more accessible, sometimes a technology that has been around for a while presents itself to us in a new light. For many years, all of the Trossen Robotics mobile robot kits have come with Lithium Polymer (LiPo) batteries. LiPo batteries are fantastic for their energy density, meaning that they give you the most run time for your robot for the weight of the battery. They are admittedly not the easiest battery to work with, having to make sure that the voltage isn’t too low, but they are fantastic for experienced users. To help remove the experience barrier for those new to robotics, and to offer those that are experienced an option that is easy to manage but still powerful, we now carry a Lithium Ion Battery! This battery operates at 7.4V, which works very well with RobotGeek Servos, and has a capacity of 4400mAh. It comes with a charger that features over-voltage protection, and the battery itself has built in under-voltage protection, making sure that the battery is safe and easy to use. This battery is a perfect pairing for a Geekbot, or if you would like to take a RobotGeek Snapper Arm on the go!

New Product – Xevelabs USB2AX v3.2a

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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We have a new product, and it’s pretty gosh darn exciting for anyone using AX and MX series Dynamixel Servos for a single board computer robot! The Xevelabs USB2AX v3.2a USB to TTL Dynamixel Servo Interface is diminutive in size, but talks a big game with any device utilizing a half-duplex TTL interface 3-pin connector using the Dynamixel Protocol! The USB2AX works as a serial device, receiving messages from your PC via USB, and transmitting the data over to the DYNAMIXEL chain. You can send and read data to/from DYNAMIXEL servos just like you would with a microcontroller.

Often a USB2DYNAMIXEL adapter would be used to connect a PC to a DYNAMIXEL chain, but at just under 4cm in length, the USB2AX is a much more compact solution. The USB2AX also offers lower latency and more software features than the USB2DYNAMIXEL. If you want to use a small single board computer like the Raspberry Pi to control your DYNAMIXEL based robot, the USB2AX is the board for you.

Xevelabs has a plethora of documentation to get you started with the USB2AX in no time at all. The USB2AX is an Open Source project, allowing you to reprogram, hack, and configure the hardware and software as you deem fit!

New Products – 12/28/2015

Monday, December 28th, 2015
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We’ve got the littleBits Exploration Series, for your edutainment! Each littleBits Kit comes with magnetic snap together modules, designed to mitigate the danger of making a mistake, allowing for neophytes young and old to make electronics projects in a snap! No soldering, wiring or programming required. Your kids [and you!] can learn the basics of electronics, explore STEAM/STEM principles, form the foundations of critical thinking, or just have fun with blinking, buzzing creations. Kits range in price from $99.00 to $199.00.

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If you’d like to learn Arduino Programming skills, which are a valuable foundation for getting involved in the realm of modern electronics, the RobotGeek Experimenter’s Kit line is for you! Each kit comes with the Geekduino and the easy to use RobotGeek Sensor Shield. With the RobotGeek System, students can dive right in to programming using Analog and Digital input modules, controlling a variety of output modules with Digital and PWM signals! With easy to follow guides, simple to assemble parts, and a large variety of modules, the RobotGeek Experimenter’s Kit line is a top notch choice for STEAM/STEM learners! We offer basic kits for new learners, and specialized kits, such as RFID, Touch, Linear Actuator, Floor Mat, and Display Kits to move you up to the next level and give your next project a swift and informed start. Kits range in price from $39.95 to $199.95.

Android & Bluetooth Robot Control with BT Commander!

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Bluetooth Uprade

Want to control your hexapod or other ArbotiX-M Powered InterbotiX robot with an Android Phone or Tablet? You’re going to need the InterbotiX Bluetooth Upgrade Kit so you can get up and scuttling quickly with the BT Commander App! The BT Commander App is an easy to use solution for controlling your robot via Bluetooth. Based on the ArbotiX Commander, the control scheme should be familiar to anyone who has used one, and simple enough to learn for those who are just getting started.

Upgrade your Hexapod to MK-III!

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Now is the perfect time to Upgrade to the Hexapod MK-III!



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Upgrades, upgrades, upgrades! The PhantomX AX Metal Hexapod MK-III from Interbotix Labs is the 3rd major revision of our popular Hexapod robot kit. In addition to numerous design improvements over our MKII model, we are excited to release the robot as an entirely open source platform, complete with 3D cad models of the robot, open software, and schematics for the electronics. This kit has evolved over the last 5 years to become one of the most advanced robotic development platforms on the market, bringing unparalleled performance and quality the hands of robotics enthusiasts, educators, and researchers. Already have a MK-II? Toughen it up with the PhantomX Metal Hexapod MK-III Upgrade Kit! This kit includes all of the metal brackets and plates, delrin parts, and hardware you’ll need to step your hexapod up to the next level!